In a summit held on April 27th, 2023, the Heads of State and Governments of Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) to the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) and the Federal Republic of Somalia agreed on the drawdown of troops in Somalia.
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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has deployed a team of disaster response experts for Sudan in the region to coordinate the humanitarian response as fighting rocks the country, USAID head Samantha Power said on Sunday.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation of Burundi, Albert Shingiro, arrived in Mogadishu on Monday, April 24, for a two-day visit. The visit marks an important event for Somalia as it demonstrates the strong relationship between our country and Burundi.
A US diplomatic convoy was fired upon in Sudan on Monday, as deadly fighting between the army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) continues. According to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the attack was "reckless, irresponsible, and unsafe". This incident occurred as the conflict in Sudan has led to around 185 deaths and 1,800 injuries in the past three days, with hospitals and clinics also being shelled.
Mr. Michael Stephen Nithavrianakis MVO has been appointed the new United Kingdom ambassador to Somalia replacing Ms. Kate Foster OBE who will take up another Diplomatic service appointment. He will commence his duties on May 2023.
The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) said on Sunday it had temporarily halted all operations in Sudan after three of its employees were killed…
The recent decision of the Chadian government to expel the German ambassador has caused uproar in the diplomatic community. The move, which was announced last Friday, was reportedly due to the ambassador's "discourteous attitude" and "disrespect of diplomatic customs." However, no further details have been given on the matter.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recently arrived in the country, on a visit of solidarity, to assess the ongoing humanitarian crisis. His visit comes amidst an ongoing battle with severe drought, floods, and Islamist insurgents. In turn, Guterres has appealed for massive international support to combat the situation and rebuild the country.
China State Shipbuilding Corporation has signed a cooperation agreement with France’s CMA CGM Group to produce 16 large container vessels worth more than 21 billion…
By Chen Weihua | China Daily French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting China with a delegation of about 50 corporate CEOs to boost bilateral investment…